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Synonyms for savage
ˈsæv ɪdʒ

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term savage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. savage, barbarian(noun)

    a member of an uncivilized people

    Synonyms:
    tyke, peasant, brute, wildcat, barbarian, beast, wolf, churl, boor, tike

    Antonyms:
    nonviolent, tamed, civilized, civilised, humane, tame

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(adj)

    a cruelly rapacious person

    Synonyms:
    wildcat well, masher, skirt chaser, fauna, animal, animate being, beast, wildcat, brute, woman chaser, wolf, barbarian, creature

    Antonyms:
    civilised, tame, nonviolent, civilized, humane, tamed

  3. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)

    (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

    "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

    Synonyms:
    wild, uncivilized, fierce, deplorable, reprehensible, fell, beastly, unrelenting, venomous, criminal, brute(a), condemnable, roughshod, barbaric, evil, feral, cruel, poisonous, barbarous, vicious, furious, ferocious, barbarian, heavy-handed, brutish, bestial, brutal, ferine, uncivilised

    Antonyms:
    humane, tamed, civilized, nonviolent, tame, civilised

  4. feral, ferine, savage(adj)

    wild and menacing

    "a pack of feral dogs"

    Synonyms:
    wild, fierce, fell, furious, roughshod, barbaric, feral, cruel, barbarous, vicious, ferocious, barbarian, uncivilized, uncivilised, brutal, ferine

    Antonyms:
    nonviolent, civilised, humane, tame, civilized, tamed

  5. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild(adj)

    without civilizing influences

    "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

    Synonyms:
    raging, brutal, gaga, violent, dotty, untamed, unfounded, ferocious, fierce, cruel, tempestuous, fell, roughshod, ferine, godforsaken, uncivilised, hazardous, uncivilized, waste, baseless, risky, angry, idle, wild, fantastic, groundless, feral, vicious, crazy, raving mad, barbarian, barbaric, furious, unwarranted, barbarous

    Antonyms:
    tame, tamed, nonviolent, civilized, civilised, humane

  6. ferocious, fierce, furious, savage(verb)

    marked by extreme and violent energy

    "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"

    Synonyms:
    angered, rough, trigger-happy, uncivilized, barbarous, angry, cutthroat, infuriated, tempestuous, furious, raging, violent, fell, fierce, barbaric, feral, cruel, enraged, vehement, maddened, ferocious, roughshod, tearing, boisterous, barbarian, uncivilised, bowelless, vicious, brutal, ferine, wild

    Antonyms:
    nonviolent, civilised, tamed, civilized, tame, humane

  7. savage(verb)

    attack brutally and fiercely

    Synonyms:
    pillory, crucify, blast

    Antonyms:
    civilised, humane, civilized, tamed, nonviolent, tame

  8. savage, blast, pillory, crucify(verb)

    criticize harshly or violently

    "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

    Synonyms:
    crucify, dun, bedevil, subdue, gibbet, shoot, blare, pillory, nail, mortify, rag, boom, knock down, frustrate, shell, torment, blast, smash

    Antonyms:
    nonviolent, tamed, tame, civilised, humane, civilized

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. savage

    Whatever is not civilized is barbarian; barbaric indicates rude magnificence, uncultured richness; as, barbaric splendor, a barbaric melody. Barbarous refers to the worst side of barbarian life, and to revolting acts, especially of cruelty, such as a civilized man would not be expected to do; as, a barbarous deed. We may, however, say barbarous nations, barbarous tribes, without implying anything more than want of civilization and culture. Savage is more distinctly bloodthirsty than barbarous. In this sense we speak of a savage beast and of barbarous usage.

    Synonyms:
    atrocious, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, cruel, inhuman, merciless, rude, uncivilized, uncouth, untamed

    Antonyms:
    civilized, courtly, cultured, delicate, elegant, graceful, humane, nice, polite, refined, tender, urbane

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. savage(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uncultivated (as a forest), wild, rough, sylvan

  2. savage(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uncivilized (like an inhabitant of the woods), untaught, rude, barbarous, unpolished, bearish

  3. savage(a.)

    Synonyms:
    untamed, fierce, ferocious, rapacious, ravenous, ferine, sanguinary, blood-thirsty

  4. savage(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inhuman, brutal, brutish, brute, cruel, fell, remorseless, pitiless, unmerciful, ruthless, merciless, heathenish, relentless, hard-hearted, sanguinary, bloody, vandalic

  5. savage(n.)

    Synonyms:
    barbarian

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. savage(a)

    Synonyms:
    uncivilized, barbarous, ferocious, ravenous, fierce, untamed, brutal, fell, truculent, implacable, atrocious, ferocious, inhuman

  2. savage(n)

    Synonyms:
    barbarian, cannibal

How to pronounce savage?

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How to say savage in sign language?

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#66341barbarous
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#72930brutish
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#80021crucify
#83754boor
#84338groundless
#98549uncouth
#99257masher
#102327uncivilized
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#103416pitiless
#106455tempestuous
#109339unpolished
#118652tike
#122011uncultivated
#126547roughshod
#128476gibbet
#130327pillory
#150121blare
#162789godforsaken
#163260maddened
#205995truculent
#216211bedevil
#219145mortify
#236180uncivilised
#253593churl
#261906untaught
#290986condemnable

How to use savage in a sentence?

  1. Voltaire:

    You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.

  2. David Hume:

    The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness. For this were arts invented, sciences cultivated, laws ordained, and societies modeled, by the most profound wisdom of patriots and legislators. Even the lonely savage, who lies exposed to the inclemency of the elements and the fury of wild beasts, forgets not, for a moment, this grand object of his being.

  3. James Fenimore Cooper:

    Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.

  4. William Congreve:

    Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

  5. John Kasich:

    It just reflects the dysfunction in Washington, where people cannot even honor somebody who has dedicated their life to public service... He built the largest Republican majority in modern time... I guess no good deed goes undone or unpunished because some of the most savage attacks on him come from Republicans.


Translations for savage

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  • همجي, متوحشArabic
  • див, брутален, безпощаденBulgarian
  • salvatgeCatalan, Valencian
  • divochCzech
  • Barbar, wild, roh, bestürmen, herfallen über, unbändig, beleidigen, barbarisch, unbebaut, angreifen, roher Mensch, beißen, rasend, anfallen, zerfleischen, wüst, wütend, Wilder, grausamGerman
  • άγριος, καταδαγκώνω, κατασπαράσσω, καυτηριάζω, πρωτόγονοςGreek
  • feroca, sovaĝaEsperanto
  • salvajeSpanish
  • وحشیPersian
  • villejäFinnish
  • féroce, barbareFrench
  • बर्बरHindi
  • brutális, civilizálatlan, elvetemült, barbár, kegyetlen, műveletlen, vérengző, vad, vadember, erőszakosHungarian
  • վայրենի, վայրի, վայրագArmenian
  • biadabIndonesian
  • crudele, selvaggio, feroce, primitivo, impietoso, brutaleItalian
  • 野蛮人, 野蛮なJapanese
  • 野蠻人, 야만인Korean
  • دڕنده‌Kurdish
  • ferus, crudelis, saevus, barbarus, immanis, atrox, inhumanus, silvestris, feroLatin
  • беспоштеден, жесток, дивјачки, дивјакMacedonian
  • onbeschaafd, barbaars, onbeschoft, wildDutch
  • slakte, brutal, villmann, grusom, barbarisk, rasende, villNorwegian
  • brutalny, okrutny, zdziczały, bestialski, dziki, barbarzyński, dzikus, niecywilizowany, bezlitosnyPolish
  • selvagemPortuguese
  • беспощадный, дикарь, дикарка, дикий, варварский, дикарскийRussian
  • divljakinja, divljakuša, divlje, divljakSerbo-Croatian
  • ociviliserad, vilde, barbar, okultiverad, brutal, vild, grym, barbariskSwedish
  • người dã manVietnamese
  • 野蛮人Chinese

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